It Was Percy’s Birthday BUT You Get the Present!
(Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes Giveaway)

percy jackson's greek heroes

I can hardly believe that August is coming to an end. The boys will be back in school this time next month (?!) Over the summer, the boys (especially Michael!) have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Percy Pack. As part of the Pack, I’m sharing highlights that Rick Riordan fans might enjoy and sharing some fun giveaways for Mom in the City readers – including this month’s giveaway, a copy of Continue Reading

10 Stores to Shop for Tween Boys Clothes

Stores to Shop for Tween Boys Clothes

My husband Reggie thinks that our oldest son Michael has outgrown Children's Place for clothes now that he is headed to 6th grade/middle school next month. Since Reggie teaches at a middle and high school AND he is a guy, I'm taking his input. (I'm still shopping for my 8-year-old son Sean at Children's Place though!) I turned to my friends on Facebook to find out where they shop for their older Continue Reading

Fantasy Forest Queens in Images

Fantasy Forest Queens

Earlier this summer, Sean was invited to a classmates' birthday party at Fantasy Forest Queens. I had never heard about Fantasy Forest but it's a cute little amusement park in Queens at the Flushing Meadows Carousel. Did I mention that it was very small. I would say that it's perfect for kids ages 8 and under because it might not keep the attention of older kids. You can see practically all of the Continue Reading

My Personal Quarterly Offsite
(Hotels By Day NYC)

bed at TRYP Times Square

There is something wonderful about being alone by myself for a long stretch of time. Since I work from home, I normally get that time when my husband (a teacher) and sons are at school for the day. While I am happy to have more time together as a family when they are all off from school for the summer, I do miss that alone time. That is one of the reasons that I said "Yes!" without hesitation when Continue Reading

Put Sweet Red Pepper Relish on Everything

sweet red pepper relish recipes

I'll admit that I have a somewhat obsessive nature. For instance, when I find a new food that I really enjoy eating, I like to think of a variety of ways to prepare it. That is exactly what happened when I sampled The Backyard Food Company's sweet red pepper relish at a Getting Gorgeous event a few months ago. I ordered a jar of the Rhode Island Red Sweet Relish online and have been trying the Continue Reading